IronCAD Mechanical, a powerful mechanical tools add-on for the IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite, is an IRONCAD catalog that includes pre-made designs for industry-standard fasteners, bearings, O-rings, piping, and flanges, saving fabricators hours of design time. Just drag and drop these readymade designs into assemblies, where they will attach themselves to other parts thanks to IRONCAD’s built-in intelligent behavior.
Bill of Materials
Integral to IronCAD Mechanical is PROActiveManager, a powerful, fully configurable Bill of Material (BOM) data manager that allows quick access to all BOM data in a 3D scene. PROActiveManager can configure or suppress parts and can be used to find and replace text embedded in any component in a part or assembly.
More Helpful Utilities
IronCAD Mechanical also comes with a number of additional time-saving features for fabricators, including a tool for creating parametric holes and recesses that can then be saved in catalogs for repeated use; shape utilities that toggle parts from solid to negative; a visual database of materials that can apply different densities to parts or assemblies; and many more.
As a leader in CAD productivity, IronCAD continues to support mechanical designers and increase their productivity at all levels with the new release of the IronCAD Mechanical design extension. IronCAD Mechanical adds brand new features and improvements to existing tools, including the Face to DXF and IPROActiveManager tools. Below are more specific details about the many new customer-driven productivity enhancements in IronCAD Mechanical that further extend IronCAD’s capabilities.
Add Post-It Note
A newly added option to remove Post-It Notes.
Newly added UI items for a precise camera control: target rotation setting (even with TriBall), setting the correct orientation upwards, fine rotation control (with angular step) and precise pan movement.
Added the button to save all images at once.
A newly added option to apply the same PartNumber to all elements in the active selection.
Steels – CustomSteel – Pipe – Flange
Added option to generate PartNumbers using the IPRONumbering tool.
Added a new option to detect the number of parts linked to each other.
Face to DXF – Export Unfolded Part
Lines and Bend Labels are grouped into two separate layers according to the direction of bend. There is also an option for setting the text height of bend labels.
Create Params By EXCEL
This tool is used to create/set the parameters from an Excel file. The selection on the Excel file is interactive, and the parameter will be created if they don’t exist. The value of the parameter will be driven by the Excel value. An icon close to the part will show this condition. Furthermore, using the right click of the mouse will be possible to open the excel file, see the associated parameters, and update the parameters to the current value of the Excel file.
The IPROActiveManager tool has been powered adding several new features:
UI Improvement - Improved the selection of Assembly treated as part, now there are two icons, one excludes the other.
Sort Ordering - Performance improvement in the calculation of reordering in the BOM.
Search Text - Added the possibility in the dialog of Search/Replace Text to convert the texts in UPPERCASE – lowercase – Title case.
Export to Excel - Added an option to export the IPROAttachment files (pdf, dxf, doc, web link, etc …) and insert the link to the attachment in the Excel file.
Rename Part - Added option < ParentName+PartName > to rename the parts so that they include the father assembly name.
BOM Configuration - Added the “Where Used” option in the BOM Configuration. The field whit this option is filled with the father’s element PartNumber.
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